In the recent few years, Oppo proved itself one of the market leaders by offering several excellent quality products in the audio-visual category. In April 2022, Oppo again hit the market with its flagship Oppo Enco X2 wireless Bluetooth earphones. As we all know, Oppo earphones are usually designed to complement its smartphones, and Oppo Enco X2 has no exception. With the LHDC 4.01 wireless technology and 45 dB noise cancellation, Oppo Enco X2 earphones are unarguably exceeding the benchmark set by its successor Oppo Enco X1.
Moreover, Oppo Enco X2 exclusively offers dual device pairing, an IP54 rating, wireless charging, and a combined battery life rated at 40 hours of listening. Let’s find out if the £169 price tag for Oppo Enco X2 is worth it?
When choosing earphones, we usually prefer the ones that are capable to provide our ears with solace even during prolonged hours of music listening. Having said that, Oppo Enco X2 is undoubtedly the best contender for this criteria. Oppo Enco X2 features an in-ear design with rubber ear tips that are equipped with a special anti-gem coating. The stems of both the earbuds is carrying a pressure-sensitive area to control media playback. The insides of each earbud contain an R and L letter to guide you to put it in your right and left ears respectively. Enco X2 earphones fit perfectly in your ears and provide enough seal.
Built-in collaboration with Danish audio expert – Dynaudio, Oppo Enco X2 features a case lid with Oppo branding on top and a silver Dynaudio on the back. The battery charging indicator is present on the bottom of the case adjacent to the USB port while an LED to indicate pairing is present beneath the case lid. The combined weight of Oppo Enco X2 along with its case comes out to be 56.4 grams with each earbud amounting to around 5g of weight.
Think of any imaginable features of wireless earphones, and Oppo Enco X2 has it for you. Talking about audio, Enco X2 earphones are Hi-Res audio certified. The LHDC 4.01 support liable for the earphones to audio transmission rates up to 900 kbps. The Bluetooth transmission range for both android and iOS is 10 meters. Apart from that Oppo is also touting a quite stable Bluetooth connection in LHDC mode.
The other prominent feature of Oppo Enco X2 earphones is 45-decibel active noise cancellation. Talking about noise cancellation, there are 4 modes for it including mild, moderate, max, and smart modes. In our testing, out of first three modes, max mood proved to be most potent in blocking noise. While the smart mode picks any one of the three aforementioned modes depending on your environment. Having said that, Oppo Enco X2 can be a strong contender for one of the best noise-canceling earbuds available in the market.
AI bone voiceprint microphone is another distinguishing feature of Oppo Enco X2 wireless Bluetooth earphones. The built-in sensors are designed to accurately capture your voice in noisy conditions. Enco X2 also possesses excellent touch and onboard controls. For touch control, you must squeeze the stem with your fingers. While on-board controls work by sliding your finger up or down on either of the earbuds.
Oppo’s HeyMelody app is available for both Android and iOS devices and offers plenty of sound and customization options. These options include but are not limited to personalized ANC, game mode, dual device connection and remappable touch controls.
Oppo Enco X2 earphones are also equipped with a premium feature which enables dual device connection. Latency is barely noticeable while watching videos, however, during gameplay you may expect a little bit of latency.
Oppo claimed about Enco X2 earphones to have a 25% improvement in sound quality, contrary to its previous generation. It allows you to stay immersed in your music and experience exceptional sound output. Oppo Enco X2 features dual coaxial speakers with 11mm dynamic and 6mm planar diaphragm drivers. Oppo is also touting Enco X2 to offer a 20 Hz to 40 kHz frequency response.
The sound output of Oppo Enco X2 is well-balanced along with compelling bass quality. Although the bass is present, however, it has not been seen to distort the overall sound profile. If we talk about podcast audio, it comes in clear, and the voices are well detailed. Oppo Enco X2 earphones enable you to listen to higher volume levels without distortions as we usually see on some other wireless buds.
Talking about Oppo’s HeyMelody app, it contains three Dynaudio sound profiles starting from Punchy which functions as a bass booster to Real which emphasizes vocals and a Simple and Clear mode that is a middle ground between the two. In addition to this, there’s a special EQ mode composed by a world-renowned Japanese composer Joe Hisashi which gives you the best balance among all the available EQ settings.
Oppo Enco X2 can last upto 9.5 hours without ANC while the time comes down to 5.5 hours when ANC is on. Combined with the charging case you can get up to 40 hours of uninterrupted listening with ANC off and 22 hours with ANC on. Enco X2 supports a 10W charge with USB-C. Buds can be fully charged within one hour while topping up the case from 0 to 100% takes 90 minutes. Wireless charging may take longer depending upon the type of charger used.
The Bottom Line
OPPO made sure to pack the Enco X2 with a bunch of premium features. Oppo Enco X2 delivers high-end audio quality along with a premium build and the best microphone performance. All these features are completely justify Oppo Enco X2 price tag of £169.
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